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Rick Stroud, Greg Auman and Matt Baker

The clock's ticking

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July

Camps across the league are opening this week, and still, there are just three first-round picks signed.

The Bucs' Gaines Adams is among those still unsigned. But as we've already told you, his deal could be struck soon after a weekend meeting between Adams' agent and general manager Bruce Allen in Tampa. The agent, Fletcher Smith, is is based in Chicago but flew to town for the get together. That's clearly a significant development.

As for the rest of the Bucs' unsigned picks, third-rounder Quincy Black's deal is all but done, with just a few minor annual salary details left to be worked out on the four-year pact. He was nearing an agreement with the team on Friday, and today could be the day. All the major obstacles in the negoatiations have been dealt with, it appears.

Things didn't seem that far along with negotiations between second-rounder Sabby Piscitelli when last we heard. And there hasn't been any word on the status of Arron Sears' contract.

Like you, we're waiting for news. The minute we get more you'll see it posted here.

[Last modified: Wednesday, May 26, 2010 2:46pm]

    

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